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Previous Newsletters

How chic is your shed?

How chic is your shed?

If you´re looking for a new home project this season, take inspiration from our luxury love nest collection and see how these bijou boltholes have been transformed into beautifully designed couples retreats.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Moontide, Barefoot Beach House, The Chapel on Cloud Island, Love Lane Lodge, Stargazer, Little Gillyflower, Lyle House, Sundance

The most wonderful time of the year!

The most wonderful time of the year!

What a wonderful month September is; the holiday crowds have retired home and the pace of life seems to mellow under the late summer sun. Let your worries melt away and your biggest conundrum be deciding whether to head out for a last beach barbeque, or rather to curl up by the fire to plan your Christmas and New Year holidays. Oh, life´s big decisions!

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Herringbone, The Cowshed, Castaway, Puddleduck, The House in the Sea, Whimplestone, Kingfisher Folly, Scudamore, The Artists´ Retreat

Pawfect escapes for you and your pampered pooch

Pawfect escapes for you and your pampered pooch

From the wilds of the highlands to the fine sands of Cornwall, your canine companions love a UK break just as much as you do...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Grey Goose Cottage, Sundance, The Sea Compass, Florin, Neptune House, Turtledove Hideaway, The Find, Longhorn Farm

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

This month, our loved-up guests have inspired us with tales of their romantic escapes; from the groom-to-be who got down on one knee with a bunch of roses hand-picked from the garden, to the couple who watched dolphins frolic in the sunset as they champagne toasted their engagement...

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Viewing Gallery, The Oyster Shell, The Butlery, The Parisian, The Little Charcuterie, Montana, Artists´ Beach House, Crabber´s Nip

The Intrigue of Unique

The Intrigue of Unique

As the summer zephyr greets us with fluttering butterflies and sweet blossom fragrances, we realise that no two things in nature are alike. Being unique means being one of a kind; matchless and beyond compare. Like Mother Nature´s creations, each home that comprises the Unique Home Stays portfolio is quintessentially unique.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Spring Grove Stable, Tamarisk Beach House, Aphrodite, The Raven, Avalon, Pepper Cove, Honeystone Manor, North Rock Beach House

Home grown luxury: because the grass is greener where you water it

Home grown luxury: because the grass is greener where you water it

This month we ponder the question: why holiday abroad? We invite you to quench your wanderlust with a luxury self-catering break at one of our beautiful private homes. After all, Britain isn´t called Great Britain for nothing…

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Parisian, The Oyster Shell, Summerleaze Villa, Twelve Penny Barn, Little Linhay, Vesta Valentina, The Hop Store, Sea Cliff Cottage, The Retreat, Ellenglaze

Splendid escapes for you and your little ones

Splendid escapes for you and your little ones

Warm Saharan winds have granted us some delightfully calescent temperatures over the last few weeks and with the railway re-opening at Dawlish, the red ribbon on the Great British holiday season has been cut!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Camassia Farmhouse, Figtree Farmhouse, Bluebell Grey, Old Fox Cottage, Lyle House, Bampton Farm, The Edge

For Garden Lovers- March Newsletter

For Garden Lovers- March Newsletter

The British fascination with the weather never ceases and, with the hottest summer on record promised and plans for May’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in full swing; what better excuse to embrace nature?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Bay View, Scudamore, Serendipity, Lyle House, Pollyanna, Fleurs Cottage, The Island Hideaway

Spring has (nearly) sprung at Unique Home Stays

Spring has (nearly) sprung at Unique Home Stays

Here at Unique Home Stays we´re daring to glimpse beyond the rain and storms, and dreaming of the glorious British springtime.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Limit, The Madison, Lamplighter Farm, Little Loventor, River House, Lofty, Longhorn Farm, The Hamptons

A House in the Sea, Jamie Olivers Fifteen, and Lovebird Getaways

A House in the Sea, Jamie Olivers Fifteen, and Lovebird Getaways

This month we launch the The High Life romance package in affiliation with Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, pure luxury for a Valentine break with style!

Properties featured in this newsletter: The House in the Sea, The Beach Hut, Figtree Farmhouse, Snow Goose, Rose Cottage, Twelve Penny Barn, The Island Hideaway, Lofty, Blackberry Cottage, Bratton Mill Farm, South Lodge Thatch

Travel - Experience Everyday Things as if For The First Time

Travel - Experience Everyday Things as if For The First Time

Our homes offer so much more than just luxury accommodation, our passion is tied-up in the stories behind the private houses, the owners and the guests that stay in them.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Silverlake House, The Potting Shed, The Old Pilchard Press, The Viewing Gallery, Bampton Farm, Chapel Point, Bluebell Grey, Seaglass, Gingerbread Cottage

Stylish sophisticated travel doesn´t have to stop when parenthood starts...

Stylish sophisticated travel doesn´t have to stop when parenthood starts...

Ignite your child´s lifelong passion for the diverse and spectacular British countryside with a stay at a luxury child-friendly Unique Home Stays property in the uk.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Restoratory, Stardust, Wilderness Cottage, Jack Sparrow Barn, Bluebird Cottage, Stargazer

For Sale Properties Bursting with Potential

For Sale Properties Bursting with Potential

The more mass, virtual and disparate our culture becomes, the greater the longing for authenticity, thoughtfulness and individuality.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Stardust, The Parisian, Twelve Penny Barn

Be Among The First to Book a Stay at Stardust...

Be Among The First to Book a Stay at Stardust...

As someone who has enjoyed a stay at one of our romantic bolthole properties before, we thought you might like to be among the first to be introduced to our latest addition to the Unique Home Stays portfolio, the breath-takingly beautiful Stardust.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Stardust

Awaken Your Wanderlust

Awaken Your Wanderlust

This autumn, why not embrace the changing seasons with a unique luxury break from the norm?

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Madison, Bay View, Piggy Whidden, Marmalade Cottage, Spring Grove Stable, Cinnamon Cottage, The Find, Henry´s Cottage, Valency Wood, Pixie Nook, Florin

An Indian Summer?

An Indian Summer?

With the high temperatures set to stay, the chance of an ´Indian Summer´ (or ´St Martins Summer´ to give it its British name), is looking very likely for the UK this year.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Gillyflower, Little Otterling, Whimplestone, Cove House, Henry´s Cottage, The Restoratory, The Parisian

Home-Grown Luxury

Home-Grown Luxury

Why go abroad when you can stay on British shores and experience home-grown pleasures by staying at a unique home stay?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Whimplestone, The Island Hideaway, Rydon, Silvanus, Serendipity, Skyline, Fleurs Cottage, The Old Flour Mill, Heron House

Unveiling the re-imagined House in the Sea!

Unveiling the re-imagined House in the Sea!

We are privileged to unveil the breathtaking new interiors at the iconic House in the Sea in Cornwall following an eight month inspirational interior styling project.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The House in the Sea

The Allure of Unique

The Allure of Unique

A wise man once said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Properties featured in this newsletter: Cornucopia, Mackerel Skies, Waterstone Barn, Lavender House, Merlin Hill, Colan Barton Farmhouse

The Intrigue of Luxury - May Newsletter 2013

The Intrigue of Luxury - May Newsletter 2013

The intrigue of luxury- May Newsletter 2013

Properties featured in this newsletter: Colenso House, Florin, The Osprey, Turtledove Hideaway, Pollyanna, Button Barn, The Butlery, Seapink Cottage, Quay Cottage, The House in the Sea, The Island Hideaway

For Garden Lovers- April Newsletter 2013

For Garden Lovers- April Newsletter 2013

Our luxury private home stays not only have oodles of heart and charm aplenty, but they also boast exquisite gardens bursting with blooms, verdant lawns stretching down to the water´s edge, and magical hidden corners for squirelling yourself away with only birdsong to disturb your holiday.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Mill Pond Cottage, Scudamore, The Boat House, The Little Merchant, Foxglove Cottage, The Artists´ Retreat, The Writer´s Retreat, Larkhill Priory, Camassia Farmhouse

Homes With Heart

Homes With Heart

Brand new holiday properties and a selection of gorgeous homes with heart for your Easter break

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Old Monastery, Rydon, The House in the Sea, Swallowtails, Candlewick Cottage, Smuggler´s Cottage, Bramblewick, The Stud, The Carriage House

Experience the only exclusive private island in the UK

Experience the only exclusive private island in the UK

For the first time ever, this beguiling luxury Cornish property set on its own private island off the coast of Cornwall is available as an exclusive self-catering home stay.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Parsonage, Silvanus, The House in the Sea, Colenso House, Northcott Beach House, Florin, Seasalt, Foxglove Cottage, Parc Behan Cottage

The greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places...

The greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places...

The famous and unique storyteller Roald Dahl once said; "And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Skyfall, The Osprey, The Gardener´s Cottage, Winsmore Cottage, The Herringbone, The Strawberry Pip, Teacup Cottage

Unique Home Stays Unveils New Website

Unique Home Stays Unveils New Website

The re-imagination of the Unique Home Stays website has been ten months in development; the recent unveiling of which reaffirms the luxury exclusive holiday home provider as a creative marketing force that excels in pushing boundaries.

Do You Like Our New Look?

Do You Like Our New Look?

The re-imagination of the Unique Home Stays website has been ten months in development, and today we are delighted to finally be able to unveil the fruits of our labour…

Properties featured in this newsletter: Beachcomber, Piggy Whidden, Breakers, Florin, Silvanus, Woodkeeper´s Cottage, Love Lane Cottage

A Magical Christmas or a Stylish New Year?

A Magical Christmas or a Stylish New Year?

Why not take a break from the norm this Christmas season, and whisk the family away to a beautiful private home for a magical yuletide experience they´ll never forget?

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Pavilion, The Secret Holt, Neptune House, The Herringbone, Button Barn, Quillet, The Oyster Catcher

Introducing ´Rise & Dine´, plus Unique Writing Competition!

Introducing ´Rise & Dine´, plus Unique Writing Competition!

Here at Unique Home Stays we have taken the bold step of rejuvenating a British classic by turning the traditional B&B it on its head and sprinkling it with some style and magic. Enter our Unique Writing Competition to win a stay at a Breakfast Collection property!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Darley House, Teacup Cottage, Quay Cottage, Sweetpea, Skippers, Merlin Hill, The Scrumpy Barn, Forget-Me-Not

Don´t Mention the ´C´ Word...

Don´t Mention the ´C´ Word...

Christmas! Summer may be a mere flash in the pan, but the good news is that it´s not too late to add a little sparkle to your Christmas and New Year...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Rose Cottage, The Hills, The Strawberry Pip, Horsington Grange, Scudamore, Hele Linhay, The Duck House, Saddlewood Manor, Rocklyn Manor, Pendower Beach Barn

Is your outhouse in?

Is your outhouse in?

Here at Unique Home Stays we don’t shy away from the unusual or quirky, in fact we positively embrace it! Our guests have fallen head-over-heels for our luxury love nest collection.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Watermill, The Edge, Landewednack House, Larkhill Priory, Foxglove Cottage, The Madison, Claridge House, Puffins Nest, Sweetpea, Teacup Cottage, The Merchant´s House

Explore - Dream - Discover

Explore - Dream - Discover

When was the last time you took a moment to gaze skyward at the wonderment of the night sky and the beauty of the vast blanket of twinkling stars above us?

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Looking Glass, The Limit, Beachcomber, The Parsonage, Love Lane Lodge, Worthyvale Mill, Camassia Farmhouse, The Wooden House, Honeystone Manor, Darley House

The Exclusive Collection

The Exclusive Collection

In this celebratory year of all things that are good and great about Great Britain, forget run-of-the-mill hotels, instead take a look at our glittering portfolio of exclusive private home stays and look forward to having your expectations exceeded...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Dreamcatchers, Pelsham Manor, The Olive Grove, Scott´s On The Rocks, The Edge, Selsey Beach House, The Retreat, Wilderness Cottage, River House (old)

How chic is your shed?

How chic is your shed?

Set in breath-taking locations and with a style and charm all of their own, our bolthole properties may be small but there´s no denying their appeal.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Kingfisher Folly, The Limit, Beachcomber, The Watch House, Larkhill Priory, Grittleton Manor, The Boat House, The Old Monastery, The Beach Hut, Shed Chic

Your very own Boutique Home Stay

Your very own Boutique Home Stay

Here at Unique Home Stays we are proud to have re-written, nay, torn up the rule book when it comes to Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Properties featured in this newsletter: North Rock Beach House, The Merchant´s House, Sleepy Meadow Cottage, Villa Cortona, Silvanus, Pixie Nook, Eagle´s Rest, Dovedale Cottage, Seapink Cottage, Parc Behan Cottage, Villa Caldera

Unique Home Stays Spring Newsletter

Unique Home Stays Spring Newsletter

It was a very busy three months for us from December to February here at Unique Home Stays, so we thought it timely to let you know what this means for you in our new quarterly newsletter for owners.

Queens, Dogs and a House in the Sea

Queens, Dogs and a House in the Sea

Here at Unique Home Stays we understand that for many of you a holiday just wouldn’t be the same without your four-legged friend, and so we´ve compiled a selection of dog-friendly self-catering and B&B properties to delight you and your canine companion.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, Saddlewood Manor, Dreamcatchers, Malvarrosa Beach Villa, Wildwood House, Seasalt, The House in the Sea, Stargazers

Uniquely Yours

Uniquely Yours

February is a dreary old month; the glittery whirl of Christmas parties has finally ground to a halt, the “new year, new you” January resolutions are as forgotten about as the fairy lights in the loft, and the onset of Spring seems but a distant dream

Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, Stargazers, Limpopo Safari Lodge, Dragonwood, The Andalucian Mansion, Rowton Manor, Grapevine Cottage, Admiral´s Cottage, Willow House, Saddlewood Manor, The Looking Glass, Kingfisher Folly, The Olive Grove

All new Unique news- January newsletter

All new Unique news- January newsletter

A huge happy new year to all our subscribers, and welcome to our exciting shiny new-look newsletter!

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Fish Store, The Artists´ Retreat, Castle Fionn, River Cottage, Rose Cottage, Old Pilchard Press, Dreamcatchers, Bijou Cottage, Sea Cliff Cottage, The Sea Barn, Love Lane Cottage, Moonrakers

Unique Home Stays To Feature in New Primetime TV Documentary

Unique Home Stays To Feature in New Primetime TV Documentary

Luxury accommodation provider Unique Home Stays is set to feature on the small screen after taking part in a brand new eight-part observational documentary series to be aired in January 2012; "Cornwall" with Caroline Quentin.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Old Pear Tree Barn, Colenso House, The Limit

Unique Festive and New Year Getaways

Unique Festive and New Year Getaways

It’s not too late to add a little sparkle to your Christmas and New Year!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Silvanus, Clapper Bridge Cottage, The Parsonage, Pelsham Manor, Waters Reach, River Cottage, Rose Cottage, The Artists´ Retreat, Worthyvale Mill

Unique Gift Guide

Unique Gift Guide

Here at Unique Boutique we’ve everything from foodie hampers with a seasonal twist to inspired interior finds; our selection of unique gifts are designed with ´you-nique´ in mind. Whether you’re staying at a Unique Home Stays property this festive season or you’re just looking to add a sprinkling of Christmas cheer to a gathering at your family pad, let us ensure that your festive season oozes scrumptious seasonality. For gift inspiration less ordinary, our luxury finds provide truly memorable under-the-tree gift ideas; guaranteed to bring a unique twist to your celebrations.

Unique Home Stays Turns Ten!

Unique Home Stays Turns Ten!

For the perfect celebration whatever the occasion you’re assured of finding a memorable venue with Unique Home Stays…

Properties featured in this newsletter: Horsington Grange, Cotswolds Manor, Rocklyn Manor, Ayrshire House, Clayton Court, Pippins, The Looking Glass, Rydon, Rosewastis Manor

Pawtrait Competition

Pawtrait Competition

Win an Original ‘Pawtrait’ of Your Pet by Cornwall-based Artist Caroline Rousseaux.

The Countdown to Christmas...

The Countdown to Christmas...

With autumn in full swing, ‘tis the season to turn our thoughts to winter festivities…

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Pomeranian Manor, Butterfield House, The Parsonage, The Artists´ Retreat, Old Fox Cottage, Sea Breeze

Ahead of the Games...

Ahead of the Games...

With the Olympics less than a year away, those of you lucky enough to have bagged a money-can’t-buy ticket will no doubt be looking for world class accommodation to boot.

Properties featured in this newsletter: 4 First Street, Seasalt, The Rushes, Cotswolds Manor, The Beach Haus, Old Winsmore Cottage, The Glamour House, The Merchant´s House, The Duck House

Looking for Luxury That Doesn´t Cost the Earth?

Looking for Luxury That Doesn´t Cost the Earth?

We have a new wave of owners who appreciate that incorporating eco-friendly features into their accommodation doesn’t mean that luxury has to be compromised.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Stone Farmhouse, The Olive Grove, Inglenook, Limpopo Safari Lodge, The Sky Ranch, Sleepy Meadow Cottage, Mill Pond Cottage

Celebrate In Style

Celebrate In Style

From beach parties to birthday bashes, wedding gatherings to honeymoon getaways, celebrating is what you do best at our properties. Here at Unique Home Stays we need little excuse to crack out the bubbly, but this month we’re feeling especially jovial as we celebrate the launch of our sister company Unique Boutique.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Beach Haus, Honeystone Manor, The Snuggery, Blue Point, The Parsonage, Trebudannon Cottage, Little Linhay

Could Your Shed Be Chic?

Could Your Shed Be Chic?

The goldmine potential of creating a room for two...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Bay View, The Beach Hut, The Potting Shed, The Limit, Bluebell Cottage, Pendower Beach Barn, Little Silver Birches, The Artists´ Retreat, Petit Provence

New Properties Showcased

New Properties Showcased

We are delighted to present to you the most recent additions to our unique exclusive portfolio

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Limit, The Old Sunday School, The Old Parisian, Westcott Farmhouse, Lodge Artisan, Crocodile Rocks, Gunwalloe House

Members´ April 2011 Quarterly Newsletter

Members´ April 2011 Quarterly Newsletter

Spring is a gorgeous season in Cornwall; from daffodils prettying the hedgerows to blue sky beach walks, at last Spring is in the air!

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Olive Grove, The Beach Hut, Woodland Cottage, River Cottage, Romansleigh, Colenso House, The House in the Sea, Limpopo Safari Lodge, Crocodile Rocks, Highlander House, Millstream House, Castle Fionn, Bluebell Cottage, Wintergreen, The Old Parsonage, Firs Field House

The Personal Touch...

The Personal Touch...

Experience intimate and luxurious B&B home stays where you will be treated like special guests

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Lake House, Bluebell Cottage, The Old Parsonage, The Garden House, Shore Cliff House, Wintergreen, Sea View Villa, The Rushes, Quay Cottage

Dates For Your Diary...

Dates For Your Diary...

Unique and inspirational places to stay to ensure you don’t miss 2011’s must-see events. Be inspired by our Unique Home Stays guide, which we’ve conveniently paired with the most breathtaking places to stay, ensuring that you’ve plenty to look forward to.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Trwyn House, Bluebell Cottage, Creekside Boat House, The Rushes, Pentonwarra, 4 First Street, Artists´ Beach House, Malvarrosa Beach Villa, River Cottage, A Sea Captain´s Manor, Island Sight, Woodland Cottage, Saddlewood Manor

All you want for Christmas...

All you want for Christmas...

From luxury festive foodie hampers to celebratory bubbly, let Unique Boutique assist with your Christmas wish list.

Take a shot at winning a Unique Getaway

Take a shot at winning a Unique Getaway

Take a shot at winning a Unique Getaway Enter our photography competition and be inspired this Autumn. Have you been lucky enough to capture the myriad of colours of a particularly breath-taking sunset from the vista of one of our properties? Did you have a blissful break away with family and manage to freeze that special moment in time with a great snap shot? Did you happen upon a rare wonder of nature whilst out for a ramble and want to flaunt your photographic expertise? Then we want to hear from you!

Good Tidings We Bring...

Good Tidings We Bring...

Unique Home Stays has this festive season all wrapped up? from majestic manor houses perfect for New Year holiday gatherings, to cosy Christmas boltholes that guarantee a romantic Christmas break.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Kingfisher Folly, Horsington Grange, Cliff House, Withielgoose, Trwyn House, The Old Farmstead, Trebiffin Barn

Unique Home Stays - Corporate Events Less Ordinary

Unique Home Stays - Corporate Events Less Ordinary

From bespoke getaways for corporate executives to incentive escapes and team building inspiration. Unique Home Stays now provide bespoke Corporate Events. So whether you´re looking for a memorable ´thank you´ gift for a valued client, a hotel-alternative for your next meeting or a team-building break to remember, we´ve properties to inspire.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lady Elizabeth´s House, Northcott Beach House, Limavady Park, Churchill Manor, Honeystone Manor, Shire Castle, Trwyn House

Where Luxury Knows No Bounds

Where Luxury Knows No Bounds

Quirky, interesting and breathtaking B&Bs, an alternative to a self-catered stay. Here at Unique Home Stays we´ve a selection of luxury Bed and Breakfast properties to choose from, whether you´re looking for a contemporary, antique-filled or coastal property. For the duration of your stay you will be thoroughly looked after...

Family Friendly Holidays

Family Friendly Holidays

From follies to farmhouses, we´ve coastal and country pads made for sharing. When it comes to the finer things in life it’s good to share. From treating your other half, to getting away with your immediate family or planning that long overdue reunion, our family-friendly pads combine great settings with stunning interior décor.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Hele Linhay, The Sky Ranch, Bosneives Mill Barn, The Glamour House, Butterfly House, Waters Reach, The Hills, Laurel Manor, The Olive Grove

Home Stays

Home Stays

Don´t risk travel chaos, instead ensure a relaxing break with our stay-at-home summer suggestions. Relax in the knowledge that you are in the driving seat of reaching your chosen destination on time by holidaying closer to home this summer

Unique Escapes...

Unique Escapes...

From new challenges to feel-good days out, let us inspire you with our unique holiday experiences. Ensure your hard-earned timeout is spent doing something you really love. Whatever your passion, here at Unique Home Stays we can help you to tailor your stay to suit.

Properties featured in this newsletter: North Rock Beach House, Saddlewood Manor, The Pavilion, A Sea Captain´s Manor, The Old River House, Honeystone Manor, The Artist´s Farmhouse, Woodland Cottage

Wake up Somewhere Different

Wake up Somewhere Different

Quintessentially Cornish cottages, boutique B&B´s, wonderfully hidden beach huts, majestic manor houses and converted cow sheds, these are just some of the tempting abodes that make up the bespoke collection of Unique Home Stays.

Unique Waterside Hideaways

Unique Waterside Hideaways

Cherry pick your favourite waterside hideaway from our tempting collection of characterful properties; all you need do is choose the weekend, pack a bag and enjoy a restful break away from it all. Here at Unique Home Stays we go the extra mile to seek out luxury boltholes from charming cottages nestled on the river bank to stylish abodes offering panoramic water views - all guaranteed to make a splash!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Creekside Boat House, The Old Postie, Downsteps, The Bay, Admiral´s Cottage, Pentonwarra, The Old River House, Seasalt, Orchard Cottage

IN WITH THE NEW

IN WITH THE NEW

Kick start your New Year´s resolutions at a Unique Home Stay... As the Christmas decorations are boxed and stowed for another year and the snow begins to thaw, we can at last get to work on those New Year resolutions. Be it to shape up and get trim for the summer ahead or to spend more time with your nearest and dearest, enjoy a change of scene and tick the boxes with a Unique Home Stay. From a cosy winter hideaway to catch up on your reading, a country cottage or a Cornish riverside holiday from which to beat the bounds set the targets for 2010 and indulge in a homestay to compliment.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Penkenna Beach Barn, Samphire House, The Old River House, Butterfly House, Rose Cottage, The Artist´s Farmhouse, Dragonwood, Hele Linhay

Merry Christmas from Unique Home Stays

Merry Christmas from Unique Home Stays

Merry Christmas from Unique Home Stays Save the date for your 2010 getaway. As you turn the crisp white pages of your new 2010 diary ensure you pencil in some time out for a unique home stay.

VIP GETAWAYS

VIP GETAWAYS

VIP GETAWAYS - Treat your top clients to a Christmas thank you to remember. For the ultimate winter country pad , you can´t fail to impress clients with the spacious Tower Hill; as perfect for an intimate Christmas party as a blue sky thinking day

Properties featured in this newsletter: Jax Barns, Fentafriddle, Laurel Manor, Dragonwood, Honeystone Manor, Butterfield House, Shire Castle, Lamorna

LUXURY AUTUMN BREAKS

LUXURY AUTUMN BREAKS

LUXURY AUTUMN BREAKS LEAVE THE KIDS BEHIND AND ENJOY A LITTLE YOU TIME. If you´re looking for a more relaxed getaway, then Autumn is the perfect time to head to the best UK travel destinations, where you can embrace the real essence of coastal hideaways and country retreats far from the madding crowds

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS...LUXURY CHRISTMAS BREAKS 2009

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS...LUXURY CHRISTMAS BREAKS 2009

Perfect Christmas breaks for a festive escape less ordinary. Here at Unique Home Stays we’re already dreaming of roaring fires, mulled wine and windswept walks as thoughts turn to planning your Christmas break for this 2009.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Potting Shed, Artists´ Beach House, Honeystone Manor, Queen Mary´s Castle, Candlewick Cottage, The Tower House, Pentonwarra, Lady Elizabeth´s House, Admiral´s Cottage

Sunshine In Style

Sunshine In Style

Sunshine In Style Leave the rain behind and head to warmer climes this summer.

HOTEL VS LUXURY HOMESTAY

HOTEL VS LUXURY HOMESTAY

Why book a hotel room when you can book the whole house? Taking exclusive hire of an exquisite private property proves a more affordable and interesting alternative to a run-of-the-mill hotel.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Creekside Boat House, The Hills, Rosewastis Manor, Cotswolds Manor

Cool Holiday Properties For a Hot Summer. Check Out Our Plush Pads For a Summer Holiday…

Cool Holiday Properties For a Hot Summer. Check Out Our Plush Pads For a Summer Holiday…

Cool Holiday Properties For a Hot Summer. Check Out Our Plush Pads For a Summer Holiday…

Swallows and Amazons - Luxury Family Holidays

Swallows and Amazons - Luxury Family Holidays

Stay in style while enjoying a luxury family holiday adventures on lochs, lakes and rivers... Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s books about the Swallows and Amazons, any holiday splashing around on rivers and lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

DEVON REDESIGNED

DEVON REDESIGNED

It´s out with the chintz and in with the chic when you bag a hip holiday pad in one of the UK´s favourite family travel destinations

Properties featured in this newsletter: Panorama, Stone Farmhouse, Hele Linhay, The Bay, Lavender House, Downsteps

New Start, New Lifestyle

New Start, New Lifestyle

Has the recession made you think about downsizing to the coast or the country? The economic downturn isn’t all doom and gloom; it could be a chance to get your hands on a dream property and a more leisurely lifestyle.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Cliff House, The Old Farmstead, Shore Cliff House, Meadows, Mill Stream Manor, Quay Cottage

Rejuvenate. Relax. Recharge - Beat the winter blues with a well-being break in a  Unique Home Stay

Rejuvenate. Relax. Recharge - Beat the winter blues with a well-being break in a Unique Home Stay

Take the time and the space to revive and be pampered. With the festive frenzy of Christmas now over for another year and the ink not yet dry on your New Years resolutions, banish the winter blues and kick-start 2009 with a well-being break in a Unique Home Stay.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Cowslip Barn, Penlees Hideaway, Artists´ Beach House, The White House, The Den, Sea Cottage

Inspirational Christmas - Its not too late to escape the mayhem of a formal family festive get-together.

Inspirational Christmas - Its not too late to escape the mayhem of a formal family festive get-together.

Inspirational Christmas Breaks. Its not too late to escape the mayhem of a formal family festive get-together.

A Cracker of a Christmas Party - The Ultimate Corporate Venue

A Cracker of a Christmas Party - The Ultimate Corporate Venue

Pop the cork on the festive fun and celebrations for your little helpers, and host a Christmas party to remember at one of our unique corporate retreats. Ultimate corporate venue for an office party

Properties featured in this newsletter: Jax Barns, Lady Elizabeth´s House, Scudamore, The White House

Luxury Love Nest Made for Two - Romantic Cottages

Luxury Love Nest Made for Two - Romantic Cottages

Luxury Love Nest Made for Two, Romantic Cottages, Whitby cottages, coastal cottage uk, luxury cottges newquay, luxury villas crete, luxury holiday cottage bude

Properties featured in this newsletter: Bay View, The Hide, Seapink Cottage, Lofty, Tide Mill View, Woodland Cottage

Intimate Wedding Venues, Romantic Wedding Venues

Intimate Wedding Venues, Romantic Wedding Venues

Intimate & romantic wedding venues to inspire. Take exclusive hire of one of our stunning wedding venues in breathtaking locations, whether your dream wedding is a laid-back beach house by the seaside or a Scottish Hideaway.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Glasshouse, Artists´ Beach House, The Ranch, The Beach Hut, Scottish Hideaway, Wincanton Farmhouse, Panorama, Cedar House Cottages

Designer Holiday Pads

Designer Holiday Pads

Once again, Unique Home Stays brings you some of the most exquisite private holiday homes available to rent from around the globe. Whether it’s the stunning architecture or designer-led interiors, these properties are guaranteed to inspire. Whatever your passion, we’ve houses that range from sleek contemporary to understated antique. And it’s not just here at Unique Home Stays that we think our properties are some of the most exclusive homes in the UK and overseas; our prize pads include the winner of Channel Five’s I Own Britain’s Best Home – Shire Castle. One thing’s for sure, we can guarantee a hedonistic haven that’s top of the league for location, luxury and buckets full of style.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Shire Castle, The Moroccan White House, The White House, Casa Phoenix, The Tower House, Ocean Drive, The River House (old page), Swinbrook Manor & Estate

DRESSED TO IMPRESS FROM BED TO BREAKFAST

DRESSED TO IMPRESS FROM BED TO BREAKFAST

Discover a flawless union of luxury, style and service when you stay in one of Unique Home Stay’s boutique B&B’s. We believe that a first-class B&B has to be dressed to impress from its bed to its breakfast, and everything in between. Lavish creature comforts, mouthwatering cuisine and superlative service are guaranteed, but that’s just for starters; you can also expect extraordinary architecture, stunning locations and warm hosts that will welcome you into their immaculate homes.

DOES YOUR HOUSE HAVE THE WOW-FACTOR?

DOES YOUR HOUSE HAVE THE WOW-FACTOR?

Do you have a fabulous home you don’t use year-round? A plush weekend pad, a country manor, a rock star villa overseas, or perhaps a beach house in Cornwall or Bermuda? Have you inherited a grand country pile that might prove profitable if you opened its doors to paying guests? Unique Home Stays is currently on the hunt for magnificent properties to add to its hugely successful Exclusive Hire property portfolio.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOUSE PARTIES

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOUSE PARTIES

The southwest is a destination for the young and the young at heart to plunge into the waves of adventure, indulge in gourmet local fare and experience a whole range of activities on the coast and in the countryside. Which is why Unique Home Stays offers accommodation that combines the finest things in life with pure family fun. It’s not just an abundance of facilities such as games rooms, play areas, swimming pools and tennis courts that make our properties family havens; it’s the likes of super-plush suites, wine cellars, private chefs on call and spa treatments that ensure they are pleasure zones for adults as well as children.

SUMMER’S COME EARLY

SUMMER’S COME EARLY

The beauty of self-catering is that you can do what you want, when you want. You won’t miss breakfast if you get up after nine and you don’t have to share the lounge with strangers. And contrary to popular opinion, self-catering doesn’t have to mean doing it all yourself. At least not when you select one of our Unique Home Stays that comes with the key with a range of (optional) facilities including private chefs, gourmet picnics, delivery of local produce and daily housekeeping. So while the UK is hip, these self-catering palaces are hot for spring, summer or autumn.

CLASSIC HOUSE PARTY RETREATS A STEP BEYOND DUBLIN AND CORK

CLASSIC HOUSE PARTY RETREATS A STEP BEYOND DUBLIN AND CORK

With flights now linking every corner of the UK to the Emerald Isle, it has never been easier to visit the home of Guinness. But you don’t have to follow the crowds into the city hubbub and settle for your fill of the black stuff with a dose of pre-packed culture at an Irish dancing show. The wild beauty and gourmet gems of Ireland await just a short hop beyond the tourist centres; which is why we’ve selected a handful of unique house party properties within an hour or so of Dublin and Cork.

Winter Warmers: Last Minute Unique Festive Escapes

Winter Warmers: Last Minute Unique Festive Escapes

From windmills to manor houses, country farmhouses to cosy coastal cottages, embrace the festive season in style with Unique Home Stays. We’ve a finite selection of fantastic properties that are still available for Christmas and New Year 2007, whether you’re looking for a property that’s large enough to share Christmas with friends and family, or a romantic bolthole to see in 2008.

Corporate Christmas House Parties: Unique festive treats where you can blend business and leisure

Corporate Christmas House Parties: Unique festive treats where you can blend business and leisure

Celebrate the festive season with clients and colleagues, at a unique corporate retreat where you can indulge in a heady mix of business and pleasure. Swap the office for a classic manor house, contemporary coastal escape or a historic castle, where you can blend networking, team building and boardroom meetings with gourmet feasts, fine wines and country pursuits.

FOODIE HAVENS: GOOD TASTE GETAWAYS

FOODIE HAVENS: GOOD TASTE GETAWAYS

The best weekend breaks and holidays go hand-in-hand with good food. It´s all very well to find a fabulous B&B or a stylish self-catering cottage, but you don´t want to travel miles to track down the gourmet treasures of the area. Which is why we´ve decided to highlight a few of our favourite places to stay within a stone´s throw of some fantastic restaurants. Opt for one of our Unique Home Stays foodie havens and prepare for a full-pelt holiday feast of luxury accommodation, stunning scenery and fine food served in style. Tuck in and enjoy...

ACTION-PACKED ESCAPES IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

ACTION-PACKED ESCAPES IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

Unique Active Nreaks for Autumn and Winter. When the sun goes down early and the leaves turn brown, it´s all too easy to opt for the sort of holiday pad where you can curl up in front of the fire with your nose in a good book. Which is very nice and cosy, but you´re missing out on the action. Many of our properties in the UK and overseas offer all sorts of outdoor activities that are perfect for grabbing a hearty slice of the great outdoors throughout the autumn and winter months.

ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY RETREATS Unique accommodation that doesn´t cost the earth

ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY RETREATS Unique accommodation that doesn´t cost the earth

When it comes down to finding somewhere fabulous to stay, doing your bit to save the planet doesn’t have to mean scrimping on style and luxury. Many of our Unique Home Stays incorporate eco-friendly features that lessen their impact on the environment without lessening their wow-factor. Leave your car at home and getaway the greener way, staying at one of our properties that encourages recycling, offers on-site activities, uses eco-friendly cleaning products or heats its water with solar panels. Most of our catered properties flaunt menus brimming with fresh local ingredients, and at self-catering properties arrive to hampers of local produce and organic veggie boxes (by arrangement). Of course, here at Unique Home Stays we’re doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint too. Instead of a printed brochure, you can find all the details for the properties below, and many more, listed on our website

PALACES WITH POOLS

PALACES WITH POOLS

Conjure up a spec for your ultimate dream home, and how can you resist including the azure blue oasis of a private swimming pool? If you´re looking for the perfect holiday pad - or even a plush palace to purchase.

PAINT A PICTURE OF LUXURY AT AN ARTIST´S RETREAT. IT CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOUR HEART AND SOUL

PAINT A PICTURE OF LUXURY AT AN ARTIST´S RETREAT. IT CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOUR HEART AND SOUL

Discover your artistic flair or rekindle creative passions on a unique art break. Under the tutelage of an internationally acclaimed Trompe l´oeil artist, improve your painting technique whilst enjoying the luxuries of a Unique Home Stay.

SUMMERS SORTED, SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

SUMMERS SORTED, SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

You´ve finally picked the perfect beach pad to spend lazy summer days with friends and family. And whilst you languor in the fine life and the sunshine, the question of what to do for Christmas and New Year arises. Shirking responsibility for hosting a Christmas feast at home you find yourself dreaming of a large and luxurious house party pad where you can get away from it all.

SEARCHING FOR UNIQUE PROPERTY - LOOK NO FURTHER THAN UNIQUE PROPERTY SEARCH

SEARCHING FOR UNIQUE PROPERTY - LOOK NO FURTHER THAN UNIQUE PROPERTY SEARCH

The hardest part of acquiring a dream home is finding it. Which is why we have recently set up our Unique Property Search service. With a nose for only the most extraordinary properties, and years of experience in the unique property market, we take the hard work out of your hunt for the perfect property.

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Nobody really wants to go abroad and find themselves in a place that´s just like home. Which is why Unique Home Stays´ collection of overseas properties consists of extraordinary, unusual and unique places to stay.

EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY RETREATS A STONES THROW FROM THE NORTH CORNISH COAST

EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY RETREATS A STONES THROW FROM THE NORTH CORNISH COAST

It´s no surprise that North Cornwall is one of the UK´s hottest locations to holiday, with its sweeping sandy beaches, rugged sea cliffs, Atlantic breakers and king foodie reputation. But why fight the crowds for a beachfront room when some of the area´s most exclusive accommodation is squirreled away in the undulating countryside on the brink of the coast?

A home away from home... and a step ahead of the rest

A home away from home... and a step ahead of the rest

The accommodation business has undergone a face-lift in recent years - we´ve seen chintz swapped for chic, butlers opening manor doors to exclusive house parties and even self-catering now comes with luxury knobs on. And as more accommodation companies crowd the market in the competitive race to catch the latest fads, Unique Home Stays has remained at the centre of the game for quality, unique and simply gob-smacking places to stay. Since 2001 we´ve been sourcing the most luxurious, unusual and outstanding venues to retreat in style - whether you want to cosy away with a loved one or celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM UNIQUE HOME STAYS

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM UNIQUE HOME STAYS

It´s that time of year that you´re all winding down in time for the festive break, or you´re manically busy wading through the workload to ensure you can take time off for Christmas! So we won´t bog you down with any more work or too much to think about. On behalf of the team at Unique Home Stays, we would just like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

A UNIQUE WAY TO DO BUSINESS: EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE RETREATS

A UNIQUE WAY TO DO BUSINESS: EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE RETREATS

You don´t have to be in London to do big business. Swap the hustle and bustle of the city for a corporate retreat, where inspiration, action and decision-making can be undertaken with a breath of fresh air and all the trimmings you need to impress clients and colleagues.

LUXURY HOUSE PARTY HAVENS... exclusively yours

LUXURY HOUSE PARTY HAVENS... exclusively yours

Milestone birthdays, Christmas, New Year, reunions, anniversaries and special occasions all deserve a unique celebration. So why not throw a luxury house party? All you have to do is choose the house of your dreams from the Unique Home Stays Exclusive Collection.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...

When it´s time to roast the festive turkey do you find yourself dreaming of a private chef? How about a luxurious house large enough for all your friends and family to host the New Year´s celebrations? And your own housekeeper to clear up the mess while you nurse your hangover?

Ditch run-of-the-mill hotels for personal service in luxury home stay accommodation

Ditch run-of-the-mill hotels for personal service in luxury home stay accommodation

Book into a big luxury hotel and you can guarantee it will have all the trademarks of plush accommodation all over the world? But more and more people are looking for somewhere a bit special to stay. Somewhere unique, that still offers the predictable trimmings of the five-star hotels - the quality linen, the huge comfy beds, the stylish décor, the gourmet food and the pampering. Which is why Unique Home Stays has hand-picked a collection of extraordinary, intimate accommodation that offers personal service and a bit of pizzazz in outstanding locations across the UK and overseas.

Luxury House party Havens... exclusively yours

Luxury House party Havens... exclusively yours

Milestone birthdays, Christmas, New Year, reunions, anniversaries and special occasions all deserve a unique celebration. So why not throw a luxury house party? All you have to do is choose the house of your dreams from the Unique Home Stays Exclusive Collection, discuss your requirements with the private chef and the owner, then send out the party invites. From Scottish castles, Devonshire fishing lodges, and country manors, we can offer you the most glamorous and simply unique venues for lavish parties, intimate gatherings or royal banquets. All properties are available for hire on an exclusive-use basis.

UK COASTAL RETREATS WITH THE WOW FACTOR

UK COASTAL RETREATS WITH THE WOW FACTOR

Whether you fancy a beach house for two with uninterrupted views of the ocean, or an exclusive coastal retreat for friends and family, you´ll find the perfect pad in our handpicked collection of UK seaside homes with the wow factor.

GUARANTEE AN INDIAN SUMMER

GUARANTEE AN INDIAN SUMMER

Whilst the UK summer comes and goes in a tepid flash, it´s time to think about escaping for some autumn and winter sun so that you can snare the warm beauty of a long, lingering Indian summer.

BOUTIQUE RETREATS AND UNIQUE ESCAPES FOR THE SUMMER

BOUTIQUE RETREATS AND UNIQUE ESCAPES FOR THE SUMMER

It´s almost time to take a break and enjoy the long lazy days of summer. Which is why at Unique Home Stays, we´ve been busy seeking out a handful of unique and luxurious escapes especially for you...

Unique locations for hen parties, weddings and honeymoons

Unique locations for hen parties, weddings and honeymoons

Spring has sprung and love is in the air. And to help you plan the perfect wedding, Unique Home Stays has hand-selected some glamorous havens for hen parties, extraordinary locations for civil ceremonies and romantic retreats exclusively for you and your lover.

TAKE A UNIQUE SELF-CATERED HOLIDAY: A NEW WAVE OF LUXURY SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION HAS ECLIPSED ITS CHINZY IMAGE OF YESTERYEAR

TAKE A UNIQUE SELF-CATERED HOLIDAY: A NEW WAVE OF LUXURY SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION HAS ECLIPSED ITS CHINZY IMAGE OF YESTERYEAR

Do you want all the luxuries of an exquisite country house hotel with the privacy and independence that comes with self-catering accommodation? Take a break in one of our luxury cottages in the UK or overseas and your perceptions of ‘self catering’ accommodation will be changed for good.

Pamper to your green-fingered fancies and take a blomin´ good look at the spring gardens of the west country

Pamper to your green-fingered fancies and take a blomin´ good look at the spring gardens of the west country

Take a unique and luxurious route along the plant-lovers’ trail, visiting the paradise gardens scattered from the tip to the toe of the West County. Unique Home Stays presents a tantalising array of garden tours that include secret gardens, horticultural gems, exquisite accommodation and sumptuous cuisine.

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